New Stitched Shapes Framelits & 25% Off Stamp Sets

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Stitching without all the work!  Stampin’ Up! has released their new Stitched Shapes Framelits which creates a super cute stitched design on a circle, oval or square frame.

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Click HERE for a great video showing some of the beautiful designs you can achieve using these new framelits.

In addition to the excitement of these new Stitched Shapes Framelits, you can also purchase several coordinating stamps sets for 25% off!  Stampin’ Up! is giving you everything you need to start creating some amazing designs!

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You can PURCHASE your Stitched Shapes Framelits through our online store using Hostess Code DHZZBE36E.

 

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop #2

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Well now that World Card Making Day is over, BFF Stampers is joining the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  Today’s Hop is a Color Challenge featuring 5 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colors.

Color Challenge Colors

Color Challenge Colors

Aren’t these a wonderful mix of colors?  We could also use Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Basic Black as our neutrals.

A color challenge is great for Lisa because she has a difficult time mixing colors.  She chose to create a traditional scrapbook page layout for today’s Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop.  Using all of the colors, except Cajun Craze, she created a beautiful “Love” page.  She utilized the Stampin’ Up! card stock to show case the colors Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Real Red and Early Espresso.  By adding a little splash of ink in the background with the  Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, it added just a bit of texture.

Lisa's Love Page

Lisa’s Love Page

 

At least 3 of these colors reminded me of fall so I went ahead and made up some Thanksgiving themed items for our dinner table.  The first item was made using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.  They are so tiny and so cute!  I thought they would make a great place card/favor box for a Thanksgiving dinner.  I put trail mix in it but you could put candy corn or reese’s pieces or anything really.  The band just slides off the box so you can get into your goodies and then close it back up again.

I decorated it using the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Leaflets Framelits Dies.  I left the Delightful Dijon leaf without a stamped image so I could write my name for the place card.  The tiny open leaf is from the Flourishing Thinlits.

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I love the little copper pinecone.  Just a great addition to the leaves.

Then I made a utensil holder using the Mini Treat Bag thinlit die.  I wrapped it with a piece of embossed Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I embossed it with the Woodland embossing folder and then sponged it with Early Espresso to really pop out those tree trunks.  The greeting is from a stamp set for the Holiday Catalog called Paisleys & Posies.

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I did not have a punch or die that fit my greeting and fit nicely onto my utensil holder so I used a trick I learned to use your labels and get them to fit.  If you trim your paper to fit into the die exactly, you can put one side under and cut only that one side.  Then take out the paper and do the opposite side.  It’s a little confusing but hopefully the pictures will help.  I love this technique and use it often now.

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I looped some copper wire behind the sentiment.  Here’s a picture of how we do it.  I’m glad I learned it this way because before, it was just a tangled mess and I didn’t like the look.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and can get some use out of it.  Those clear tiny treat boxes really are uber adorable!  They are in the annual catalog.  What a nice matching set for the dinner table.  We always eat at my sister in law’s house so maybe I’ll surprise her this year 🙂

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Happy Stamping,

Jenn

 

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Here is a complete list of all our Global Stamping Friends!

1. Miriam Biegun Permut
2. Jenn Charles
3. Kimberley Anne Morris
4 Christine Wrede
5. Marieke Bart
6. Cary Buckham
7. Anja Reuss
8. Kristie Neal Walthall
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken
10. Carole Anne Currie Patterson
11. Sarah McDermott 

 


A Little Foxy Suite Card

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In July I joined a card swap with one of our Stampin’ Up! consultants Jill Olsen.  It was a big swap – 35 cards!  We had to use a stamp set that was from the new Annual Catalog but not part of the pre sale.  I chose the Foxy Friends Stamp set.  Below is the card we made.  Because we needed so much patterned paper we ended up making our own using the mushrooms out of the Foxy Friends stamp set.  It worked out really well!  I think on later date we should do a blog post dedicated to making pattern paper with stamp sets!

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My Little Foxy Card Swap

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when we stamped the fox we punched a 2nd head using the punch and popped it up to give the card some dimension!

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We needed a lot of patterned paper for this card so we made our own. Stamping the mushrooms in Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral.

This is a really super cute stamp set.  You can make so many different animals: fox, squirrel, raccoon, skunk, and even a deer!  Pinterest is a great place to get ideas on other animal creations.

Happy Stamping!

Your BFFs, Lisa & Jenn

 


Stampin Up! Bundles that are Retiring!

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Stampin Up! is retiring all their current bundles.

The Stampin Up! bundles usually include a stamp set and a thinlit, framelit, or punch set.  They are offered as a bundle for 15% off.  All of the current bundles are retiring.  The 2016-2017 Annual SU Catalog may still have the stamp set and the die set, but you won’t be able to purchase them together for a discount.  Also, all new bundles will only offer a 10% discount.

So if you have any favorite bundles you need to purchase them by May 21, 2016.  Also, since they are on the retiring list some of them  may be offered at an even larger discount.  I know a few of my favorites are leaving: Number of Years, Bear Hugs and Butterfly Basics!

 

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